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Excerpts of a speech given by General Henri Gouraud in Damascus, June 20, 1920; a Speech-Program" of sorts, meant to guarantee Lebanese sovereignty but also stymie Faysal's "Arab Syria" program. #Maysalun was 34 days later. My grandfather was there, under Gen. Goybet!
2- "Lebanon, with proud traditions & a history all its own, ought to remain free, and shan't be constrained to enter into any regional union. It may wish to be associated economically in a joint customs & monetary regime with a future Syrian federation, but this ought to be
3- the outcome of negotiations conducted & agreed to by sovereign states recognizing the imperative that is Lebanese independence, but also conciliating the marked particularism of certain regions of Syria, Aleppo for instance, vis-a-vis of Damascus. A serious study of the Syrian
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After Ally blockade of Germany-allied Ottoman Empire caused mass starvation (est. 500K dead) in historic #Syria (which includes Lebanon, Palestine) France&UK greedily grabbed that territory as victors' spoils.WW1 end was start of many ills for Syrian et al peoples #Armistice100
I'm going to excerpt a few pages from #TheHomeThatWasOurCountry A Memoir of #Syria - these experiences of WW1 are often left out from these commemorations. Rivals yet co-victors France & UK, used their victory to gain more power/wealth, at expense of Syria's peoples
On #Seferberlik - what WW1 years were like for peoples of historic #Syria Image
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